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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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Welcome to the 2017 Air and Space Expo

On behalf of all our Airmen and their families, it is our honor to welcome you to the Aviation Nation 2017 Air and Space Expo!

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Airshow 2017: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States where Luke Air Force Base is located.

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Airshow 2017: History of Nellis Air Force Base

Nellis Air Force Base, a part of the United States Air Force’s Air Combat Command, is located approximately eight miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The base itself covers more than 14,000 acres, while the total land area occupied by Nellis and its restricted ranges is about 5,000 square miles. An additional 7,700 miles of…


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Scholarships for military children: Commissaries accepting applications starting Dec. 15

Posted  December 4, 2015

FORT LEE, Va. — Now entering its 16th year, the Scholarships for Military Children Program will be accepting applications from eligible students beginning Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at www.militaryscholar.org. A total of 700 scholarship grants, each worth $2,000, will be awarded for the 2016-17 school year. Those students selected for…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  December 4, 2015

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. CFC Golf Tournament: Don’t miss your opportunity to partner with the Combined Federal Campaign to support your favorite charity and enjoy a round of golf by signing up for this year’s 2015 Combined Federal…

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Creech fire fighters participate in semi-annual MSA exercise

Posted  December 4, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Carl Lambert (right) helps Kevin Searle, both 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, put a fire hose away after extinguishing a simulated munitions fire at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 24. The simulated munitions fire was part of a munitions storage area exercise to test…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 4, 2015

Q: Where do I send my pharmacy claims? A: Mail stateside pharmacy claims to: Express Scripts, Inc. P.O. Box 52132 Phoenix, Arizona 85082 Pharmacy Claims: You will need to file a claim for reimbursement if: • You get your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy • You have other health insurance with pharmacy benefits You…

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NORAD celebrates 60 years tracking Santa

Posted  December 4, 2015

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa’s Yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website launched Dec. 1. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities and more. The website (http://www.noradsanta.org/) is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German,…

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